- April 1, 1927 - August 28, 2010
- Kimberly, Wisconsin
of Theresa's Passing
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“Where do I begin. The Van Eperen basement was the place to be in the late 70's. Theresa and Hank treated everyone who came into their house like...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Bill Reed - Plano, TX
God will provide the light to bring infinite peace to your mother's soul. He will irradiate the light to you by giving calm and faith.
2 of 11 | Posted by: Andrea Carranza and Luis Giraldo - WI
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I will always remember her as...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Kim and Mary Derks - AZ
“I have lost my best friend for so many years. We shared tears, and laughs. We found humor in just about everything we did. I will miss her so much,...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Lynnie - Neenah, WI
“. Grandma and I also share a love for shopping. She would go shopping and if something didn’t fit she would give me some clothes or jewelry. ...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Theresa3 - slinger, WI
“My eyes look just like my grandmas. She use to call them our puppy dog eyes. We also shared another trait as she would put it “Big Dupas...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: theresa2 - Slinger, WI
“Not only did grandma and I share the same name we also shared a lot of other similarities. When I was young I use to love running in circles around...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Theresa - Slinger, WI
“I miss my Mother so much. She was the best Mother a son could have. Now I can talk to Mom any time I want and thats a good thing. Miss you Mom.
8 of 11 | Posted by: Tom and Stacy Van Eperen - WI
“Dear Tom and family, Barb and I are so sorry to hear about your mom!
It seems like I spent more time at your parents basement than I did at my own...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Steven and Barb Horn - WI
“Mrs. Van Eperen--
Although we have never met directly, my family knows your daughter well and respects her very much.
She is a very kind, generous...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Phil. Paula, Jackson and Alayna Bellis - WI
“Tom - Your mom was a very special person. Though I didn't see her often, we always had nice conversations about food of course. I'm so sorry we...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Dona & Roger Kastanek - West Bend, WI
Van Eperen, Theresa R.
After 83 years of happiness, Theresa Rita Van Eperen was reunited with her husband Henry and her son "Butchie". She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family.
Born in Milwaukee, she was married for 54 years and spent most her life in Kimberly. She enjoyed her work at Kimberly-Clark, Zwicker Knitting Mills, The Post-Crescent and the Lox Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family, taking trips to Las Vegas and taught her grandchildren how to gamble! She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. She stressed the values of fairness, integrity and love. Her baking skills were second to none, a challenge to Julia Childs! Theresa was proud of her Polish heritage.
Theresa is survived by two sons: Raymond Cindy Van Eperen of Appleton; Thomas Stacy Van Eperen, Slinger; a daughter, Lynn John Hopfensperger of Neenah; six grandchildren: Amy and Eric fiancé Abby Plamann Hopfensperger; Tommy Roma, Adam special friend Alison Schwartz and Cory Van Eperen; and Theresa Nick Thorn and three great-grandchildren: Madison and Bryce Thorn and Tomcio Van Eperen.
She is further survived by sister-in-laws, Barbara, Becky and Dori Van Eperen, Louella Gene Schultz, Lorraine Borski and brother-in-law, Gordy Heisel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martha and Charles Kropidlowski; husband Henry "Hank" Van Eperen, son, Henry "Butchie" Van Eperen, Jr., Henry's parents' Walt and Marie; three sisters, Esther Vince Vanden Boogard, Rita Jimmy DuFord, Geraldine "Dena" Heisel; brothers Chester and Junior Kropidlowski; sisters-in-law: Johanna Wally Diedrich, Frannie Bob Richter, Leona Bob Green, Mickie Saucer, Agnes Van Eperen and brothers-in-law: John Evelyn, Walter Beverly, Joe, Paul, Bernie Nita, and Raymond Van Eperen; and Bud Johnson. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She especially enjoyed wonderful car rides with one special niece, Judy Schmidt.
The Funeral Liturgy will be at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly with Father David Beaudry officiating. Friends will be received at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Burial will be at a later date at Holy Name Cemetery
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Grand Horizons staff, Southern Care Hospice and all the special friends that visited her and made her day.
Since Christmastime was so important to her, the family will be gathering during the holiday season and in Theresa's name shopping for gifts that will be distributed at Harbor House.
She wanted to make a special note to tell you, "She is eagerly looking forward to seeing everyone soon."
Jansen Fargo Funeral Home
204 E. Kimberly Avenue
Kimberly, WI 54136